Recycled Chunky Tie-Dye Crayons

These chunky crayons are perfect for little hands. This is another project that is just as fun for parents as it is for kids. All you need for this is broken up crayons, a muffin tin, and an oven. Boom, that’s it! Let’s get started.

First, go through your crayons and take out the broken ones. Next, take off the paper if needed. I used a sharp knife to get the tougher ones off. Break the crayons up into smaller pieces and put the crayons in a mini muffin tin.

I used a silicone star-shaped muffin pan. You can color coordinate your crayons or mix them however you like. If you use a metal muffin tin, you can use cupcake liners if you’d like. I found really great results with the silicone pan.

Preheat the oven to 250 F and bake for 10-20 minutes. Keep a close eye on them while they’re baking. After they’ve melted, remove from the oven and let them cool completely.

With the silicone pan I used, I was just able to wiggle the chunky crayons out of the pan. If you have problems, stick the pan in the freezer for a bit. They should pop right out.

Get some paper out and color until your heart’s content. Oh, and you can also let your kids share in the coloring. My daughter went crazy over these crayons. She loves rainbows and these were perfect for her to make very colorful ones.

Have fun!

The hummingbird showing off her badass rainbow drawing skills.

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5 Responses to Recycled Chunky Tie-Dye Crayons

  1. Sarah K. September 20, 2012 at 12:29 #

    I almost feel like you stole this from me. Please reference my Facebook from last February :)
    You can also use a metal pan and spray it with non stick cooking spray. We did it last year for Valentines and made little hearts to give out to my children’s friends. Now I keep the crayons they give us in a restaurant and put them in a box for a rainy day. So fun!

    • Elle September 20, 2012 at 14:30 #

      I swear, I saw it on pinterest. I’m innocent I tell you! ;-)

  2. Stephenie Stone September 20, 2012 at 18:09 #

    I did this also with my kids and I agree with the non-stick cooking spray. Unfortunately it does stink the house up. :(
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  3. CV September 20, 2012 at 21:03 #

    Your creativity (and my lack of) is why I spend most of waking hours in a cube. That and I could never be a mom.
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  4. weezafish November 19, 2012 at 08:20 #

    I love this so much Elle, it’s being added to my latest post! We make penguin shape ones in an ice cube tray!! (Thanks to you)
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